Improve Quality of Life With Clinical Neurology
At Optimal You Wellness Center, Dr. Thomas Romero provides services that work off the concept of neuroplasticity, which is the nervous system’s ability to grow and change within itself. By stimulating this process through specific treatments, we can significantly improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from a wide array of cognitive disorders, sensory-motor deficiencies, ADD/ADHD, or those individuals seeking improved memory, academic success, or athletic function. Our programs are painless and safe for all ages, using the latest, researched-based technologies and systems. Dr. Thomas Romero provides individualized diagnoses and personalized plans based on each patient’s specific neurological deficiencies. Neuroplasticity is our nervous system’s ability to grow and change. Neuroplasticity is a relatively new term developed in the early 2000s after research showed how many aspects of our brain continue to change even during adulthood. Dr. Thomas has over 300 hours of Neurology training through the Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Optimal You, he uses chiropractic medicine in conjunction with brain balance programs to effect real change and improvements in his patients. To further stimulate and reactivate specific neurological pathways which can be identified as deficient or dysfunctional. Our goal is to empower people with knowledge of natural medicine so they know they have a choice for themselves and their families.
Optimal You’s Neuroplasticity Treatment Process
- Comprehensive exam and individualized diagnosis
- Build your personalized plan
- Perform brain/balance treatments
- Chart performance and progress
- Optimize brain function for optimal health
Benefits of Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity is our nervous system’s ability to grow and change. Neuroplasticity is a relatively new term developed in the early 2000s after research showed how many aspects of our brain continue to change even during adulthood. Dr. Thomas has over 300 hours of Neurology training through the Clinical Neuroscience Institute and Palmer College of Chiropractic. At Optimal You, he uses chiropractic medicine in conjunction with brain balance programs to effect real change and improvements in his patients. We use a variety of therapies to stimulate and reactivate specific neurological pathways which can be identified as deficient or dysfunctional.
Neuro Training Is Optimal for Being Able to:
- Follow instructions
- Pay attention in school
- Comprehend reading
- Speak more clearly and have better conversations
- Write legibly
- Sit up, balance and walk
- Play with other children nicely
- Reduce temper tantrums
Neurological Conditions We Treat
The organization of brain circuitry is constantly changing as a function of experience. These changes are referred to as brain plasticity, and they are associated with functional changes that include phenomena such as memory and recovery of function.
These diseases cause considerable damage to nerve cells in the brain and nervous system. Neurodegenerative disorders are debilitating and affect your body's activities such as balance, speech, breathing, and organ function.
Head traumas change the way the brain functions and can lead to further damage of the inner parts of the brain that could cause brain cell death. No two brain injuries are the same and need to be carefully diagnosed and treated to avoid further damage.
Recent research has shown that brain plasticity and behavior can be influenced by many factors, allowing for a deeper understanding of how we can influence normal and abnormal behaviors during development. Our medical providers help identify the neurological networks that are working inefficiently and provide individualized treatment to help control and cope with such conditions.
Tics & Tremors
Tics are usually voluntary movements performed out of a sense of need to relieve the desire. A tremor is involuntary movement of one or more body parts. Although there is not a treatment for stopping Tics and Tremors, these movements should be managed and monitored by professionals who can also diagnose signs of nervous system or other neurological disorders.
The link between athletic performance reaction timing, hand-eye coordination, and balance is ever-expanding. At Optimal You Wellness Center, we combine physiotherapy, chiropractic, and neuroplasticity to improve these skills in athletes of all ages. State-of-the-art technologies allow us to customize training to your sport.
Neuro Technology We Use
Below is some basic information on just a few treatment options Optimal You may recommend. All our treatments are backed by current research and we continue to add and adapt our treatment options as technology expands.
Interactive Metronome® (IM)
An evidence-based, engaging therapeutic modality that improves cognitive and motor skills. This technology is perfect for patients young and old. Using beats to stimulate auditory pathways within the brain, and visual stimuli for the participant to focus on and interact with, IM addresses critical brain timing skills. Our goal is to improve outcomes in the areas of cognitive, communicative, motor, sensory, and academic performance in conditions like ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Stroke, and TBI.
FITLIGHT is an interactive training system backed by tons of great research. The system is a unique wireless reaction training system comprised of LED-powered lights controlled by a tablet. The lights are used as targets for the user to deactivate and can be adapted and configured for all sports and training regimes. We use this technology for injury rehabilitation, athletic performance improvement, and cognitive disorders such as sensory processing. FITLIGHT is also beneficial for those wanting to improve mental capacity, perception, and concentration.
- Improved fine motor control & coordination
- Increased movement & mobility
- Enhanced focus & reaction time
- Sports injury rehabilitation
- Athletic performance enhancement
Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is an individualized treatment regimen for patients with visual deficits as a direct result of physical disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, cerebrovascular accidents, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or other neurological insults. This method is used to improve cognitive and motor function by stimulating neurological pathways in the brain which may not be working to the same capacity as others. This is accomplished through physical therapy for the eyes, which are direct pathways to the brain.
Vision plays a significant role in our ability to balance, orient ourselves in space, and process movement of things in our environment. Dr. Thomas performs various tests to determine neurological pathways which are weak and then creates your personalized rehabilitation program designed to engage those specific pathways. Therefore, no two patients’ treatments are the same!
What conditions are improved/treated by neuro-optometric rehabilitation?
- Accommodative Dysfunction
- Binocular Vision Dysfunction/Strabismus
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Cranial Nerve Palsy Involving the Eyes
- Ocular Motor Dysfunction
- Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome
- Spatial Disorientation
Neuro Sensorimotor Integrator
Using a touchscreen, the NSI offers a host of therapy procedures to a wide range of patients requiring visual or neuro therapy.
NSI treatment may be utilized for the following conditions:
- Accelerated or decelerated closed head injury
- Strokes and cerebrovascular accidents
- Whiplash injuries or motor vehicle accidents
- Neurological disorders
- Balance disorders
- Upper extremity or spinal cord injury